MSC Software Corporation, a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services, today announced that Boeing has signed a 5-year agreement to extend the use of MSC Software structural analysis software including MSC Nastran and the Masterkey Plus token system. The agreement included new software technologies from MSC that enable advancements in Boeing’s ability to conduct acoustics analysis and composites material modeling and analysis, as well as software platforms offering improved methods for Boeing to manage loads cycles and materials. Proven accuracy of MSC’s simulation software, best-in-class technical support, and focus on the continued development of cutting-edge CAE technologies which advance Boeing’s engineering methods were cited as reasons for the extended partnership and continued collaboration between the companies.

“We are honored that our partnership with Boeing extends for nearly four decades,” said Thomas Donahue, Director of Aerospace & Defense Industry at MSC Software. “Our engineering collaboration has been a constant drive to more accurately predict the behavior of aircraft so that The Boeing Company can speed up the engineering process, reduce physical testing and deliver safer, more efficient and customer satisfying product.”

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit:www.mscsoftware.com

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